Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Impact Assessment

Amaris Frias filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality of Louisiana.
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From: Amaris Frias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

- Air quality monitoring data between the years 2019 and 2023, including pollutant levels and monitored areas/locations.
- All communication records, including emails, memos, and written correspondence, between Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality officials and representatives of pollutant industries operating within areas where air quality issues have been reported.
- Any environmental impact statements for pollutant industries or corporations in areas within New Orleans where air quality issues have been reported between the years of 2019 and 2023.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government responses to public health issues by reporting on it and making raw data available, I request that fees be waived. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Amaris Frias

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Good morning,
Thank you for contacting LDEQ. For future inquiries, we ask that you submit a request by completing our online Public Records Request Form located at https://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/edmsv2/create-my-request. In response to your current inquiry, a formal request is not necessary, as the information requests is available via the LDEQ website and our Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

Concerning air monitoring data: Air Monitoring Data and Reports by year can be found here: https://www.deq.louisiana.gov/page/ambient-air-monitoring-data-reports

For the second part of your inquiry, official records created or received by the department are available online through LDEQ's Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) and LDEQ employees are responsible for routinely submitting documents to EDMS.

LDEQ records are tied to an agency interest (AI) number, which is the LDEQ identifier assigned to any site, address, facility, etc. for which it receives records. In regards to your specific request, you can search for AI numbers specific to location, such as New Orleans. Attached is an AI Lookup Factsheet to assist you with finding specific AI numbers.

You can view the documents for the AI numbers by following these steps:

EDMS - Quick Search

1) Go to https://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/edmsv2/quick-search

2) In the Quick Search Bar enter the AI number.

3) Click Search.

4) The results that display will list all the related documents available in our EDMS. Use the Filter By column to refine your search results as appropriate (e.g. Media)

5) To open and review each document, please click on the Document ID link.

In addition, you may find some of the information you are looking for located on the LDEQ website: https://deq.louisiana.gov.

Please review the information provided at the DEQ website, the link above, and within the EDMS system. If after review you need additional information, we ask that you please narrow your search to specific search terms or in any other way that could help us more readily identify the records you are seeking and submit your request via the public records request form located at https://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/edmsv2/create-my-request.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Haley Moore
Access Sciences Records Analyst
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality